Winter Scenes

Blizzard of 2016 Birdfeeder

Blizzard of 2016 Birdfeeder

Week #5 –  January 31, 2016

Here in New Jersey we had some real weather last weekend. Winter storm “Jonas” hit us early last Saturday morning and lasted throughout the entire day.  In our part of northwestern NJ we got roughly 24 inches of snow in less than 24 hours.  It was a pretty amazing day to witness. We are glad to have the snow to play in and it gave our new puppy Buttercup her first real snow experience.  Needless to say, she loved it.

During the storm we were all snuggled up in our warm home and we never lost power even though some of the winds were gusting up to 40 mph.  We had a pot of chili on the stove and fresh homemade bread in the oven as we watched the snow build up all day, slowly and steadily.

Just outside our kitchen window our bird feeder was very busy despite the rough weather. It is filled with sunflower seeds and we had many, many visitors that day including the woodpeckers who come up the pole and pick the seeds out from the bottom of the feeder.  As you can tell from the picture, it was a light and fluffy snow but it somehow managed to stick to the feeder for a record 18″ until one of  the boys felt the urge to go ouside and knock it all off.

I have attached some other winter photos from the week for a sneak peak into “life on the farm.”

 

Early morning view of sledding hill on Little Big Farm

Early morning view of sledding hill on Little Big Farm

Good day for hunting for voles.

Good day for hunting for voles.

Buttercup loves the snow!

Buttercup loves the snow!

The only way to get around the farm these days is with Creepers on the boots.

The only way to get around the farm these days is with Creepers on the boots.

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